Ed Warner has today been named as Interim Chair of the British Basketball Federation (BBF).
It comes after the former Chair of UK Athletics and the British Equestrian Federation was offered the role last month, and told The Times he would only accept the role if the sport is given funding and willing to undergo a comprehensive review.
Warner, who also chaired the bid and organising committee for the London 2017 World Athletics Championships and has a long career in city finance, will start in his role immediately.
“I am delighted to have been appointed Interim Chair of British Basketball at such a pivotal time for the sport,” Warner said.
“Basketball has genuine mass appeal and, as the recent Commonwealth Games showed, our elite teams can deliver on the world stage when given the opportunity.
“I look forward to working with my Board colleagues, the sport’s wide range of stakeholders and potential partners to ensure a sustainable, vibrant and inspiring future for the sport at the elite level.”
Ed Warner joins a British Basketball Board that recently appointed four new Directors; Andrew Billingham, Emir Feisal, Sadie Mason and John Zerafa.
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